Reference numberMOB/071
TitleBinocular microscope by Erntz Leitz GmbH
ArtistErnst Leitz Gmbh
DescriptionCommercially manufactured binocular microscope oculars and head, with four lenses, in an original velvet lined case. Instrument engraved with the maker’s mark ‘Ernst Leitz Wetzlar’ on a circular black enamelled plate. Each of two paired lenses (designated ‘1’ and ‘3’) are similarly marked. Case lid engraved with the company name ’E.Leitz, Wetzlar.’ in gilding. A later Royal Society classification ‘Z.R.S.1’ has been glued above the maker’s mark.
Extent1 instrument
FormatScientific Instrument
MaterialsBrass, steel, enamel, glass
Dimensionsh 79 x w 174 x d 188 mm [box]
Access statusOpen
ProvenanceExact provenance unknown, possibly the microscope mentioned in the Royal Society conversazione programme, 13 May 1914, p.14, exhibit 32: 'Mr. E. Leitz. A new binocular microscope'
URL descriptionDigital version available on The Royal Society Picture Library
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